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Retire To Portland, ME
City Report

Portland, Maine is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.





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The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine


Portland Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2013 (est.)
Portland-South Portland Metro Area blank blank blank 514,098
Portland 64,358 64,249 66,194 66,318



Portland
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2014 .$258,8253.9%
Nov $263,381 . .
Oct $265,981 . .
Sep $269,884 . .
Aug $259,394 . .
Jul $262,694 . .
Jun $261,490 . .
May $235,040 . .
Apr $247,684 . .
Mar $223,529 . .
Feb $251,045 . .
Jan $275,212 . .
2013 .$249,1470.3%
2012 .$248,289na
2011 .nana
2010 . na na
2009 . na na





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2014)
. Portland GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $258,825 $353,000
Nearest Big City Boston na
Home Sales Price in Boston $400,000 $265,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 52% of Boston home prices 133%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2014)
. Portland GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $258,825 $353,000
Monthly Rent $1,421 $1,336
Price/Rent Index 12.2 times the annual rent 17.7



Portland
Cost of Living (2014)
94% GPTR 99 City Average
115%



Portland Taxes
(2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 5.5% -- 42* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 101 days 36* -- 109 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Portland Building Permits
(single family homes)
2013 25
2012 3
2011 29
2010 24
2009 23



Portland Interactive Maps


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